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Board of Directors

Dorothy E. Deremo, R.N., MSN, MHSA, FACHE, Principal Partner and CEO, The Deremo Group

Chairperson

Dottie Deremo is the principal partner and CEO of The Deremo Group (TDG). TDG is a wholly owned consulting company that provides consulting, speaking and executive coaching services to C-Suite executives and boards in for-profit and not-for-profit companies across business, healthcare, social and cultural sectors. Areas of focus for TDG include strategic sustainability and business renewal, succession planning, leadership development and achieving outstanding sustainable results.

Ms. Deremo is recognized nationally and internationally as an influential leader, entrepreneur, consultant, healthcare public policy expert, speaker and author. She is the retired CEO of Hospice of Michigan and its national subsidiary company, At Home Support. Her formal education includes two master’s degrees from Wayne State University and the University of Michigan as well as three business fellowships from the Wharton School of Business, Kings Fund College in Great Britain and Harvard Business School, respectively. Ms. Deremo has a long history of professional and community service on local, state and national boards and is a sought-after keynote speaker. 

Ted Makowiec, MBA, B.S., Vice President, Health Consultant, SEGAL

Immediate Past Chairperson

Ted Makowiec is a vice president and health consultant in Segal’s Midwest Region. He has more than 24 years of experience in healthcare and employee benefits, including experience at large employers, health systems and healthcare plans. He brings broad and deep experience in the implementation of decision support systems designed to create analytics that support major strategies and metric driven decision making, as well as health reform initiatives, benefit design changes and provider network development strategies.

Prior to joining Segal, Mr. Makowiec was the vice president of Medical Economics for CHE Trinity Health where he led the strategy, staff, systems and analytics for more than 80 hospitals, 90 long-term care facilities and 100,000 employees. Prior to his work there, he was the sr. director for Benefits at The University of Michigan. Mr. Makowiec holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Central Michigan University. 

Christopher Beal, D.O., FACOI, President and CEO, St. John's Internal Medicine, P.C., Chief of Staff, Sparrow Clinton Hospital

Secretary

Dr. Christopher Beal is the president and CEO at St. John's Internal Medicine, a patient-centered medical home through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. In addition, he serves as chief of staff at Sparrow Clinton Hospital where he provides a high-visibility relationship between the medical staff, the hospital board, nursing, administration and various committees. He is also a clinical assistant professor in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University. 

Dr. Beal earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University and his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Spring Arbor University.

Gloria Larkins, CPA, MBA, Chief Financial Officer, United Way of Southeast Michigan

Treasurer

Gloria Larkins is the chief financial officer of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan. She has served in several financial leadership roles including CFO at Detroit Receiving Hospital; vice president of finance at DMC Harper University Hospital, DMC Hutzel Women's Hospital and Karmanos Cancer Institute; COO and CFO at OmniCare Health Plan; and CFO at Children’s Center of Wayne County.

 

Ms. Larkins received her Master of Business Administration, Certified Public Accountant and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Detroit. She also acquired executive education by successfully completing the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. Her professional affiliations include membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Margaret A. Chamberlain, J.D., Rolf Goffman Martin Lang LLP

Member-At-Large

Margaret Chamberlain is currently a partner at  Rolf Goffman Martin Lang LLP, where she focuses her practice in the areas of healthcare regulatory compliance. This includes interfacing with state and federal regulatory agencies, state and federal enforcement appeals, developing corporate compliance programs, State Attorney General licensing and/or criminal investigations, Medicare and Medicaid civil and criminal fraud concerns and professional licensing.

 

Ms. Chamberlain has worked for healthcare providers for almost 30 years; first as a social worker in long-term care facilities in New York.

Phyllis D. Meadows, Ph.D., Senior Fellow—Health, The Kresge Foundation

​Member-At-Large

Phyllis D. Meadows is a senior fellow in the Health Program at the Kresge Foundation where she engages in all levels of grant making activity. Since joining The Kresge Foundation in 2009, she has advised the Health team on the development of its overall strategic direction and provided leadership in the design and implementation of grant making initiatives, health policy analysis, learning and evaluation. Dr. Meadows works across various foundation programs to support the integration of health practice and policy in cross-team efforts, supporting team members through coaching and promoting linkages to a broad array of national organizations and experts in the field.

Dr. Meadows' 30-year career spans the nursing, public health, academic and philanthropic sectors. She has served as the associate dean for practice and clinical professor in Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Her previous professional experience includes serving as the director and health officer for the City of Detroit. She also has more than 20 years of experience in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector, having served as a program director with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, in several advisory roles with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and as a board member with the Jonas Fund for Nursing Excellence and the Greenwall Foundations.   

 

Dr. Meadows holds a Ph.D. in Applied Sociology and a Master of Nursing (Community Health) from Wayne State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oakland University. She has been responsible for the design of several nationally and locally recognized programs to improve the quality, practice and accessibility of health services, with a special focus on improving the capacities of leaders and organizations to address the needs of high-need and vulnerable populations  and communities. 

Marjorie Jean Mitchell, B.A., M.A., Executive Director, Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network

Member-At-Large

Marjorie Mitchell is currently the executive director at Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network where she puts her energy into gaining affordable, quality healthcare for all. She has spent 30 years as an educator and advocate for persons with developmental disabilities and their families at both the local and state levels.

 

Prior to her current role, her employment included director of the Western Wayne Association for Retarded Citizens; supervisor of Special Education for the Wayne Westland Schools; consultant for the Michigan Department of Special Education; and executive director of The ARC Michigan. She received her master's degree in Special Education from the University of Michigan and her Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College.

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